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Souls with Longing

Representations of Honor and Love in Shakespeare
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Bernard J. Dobski
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Souls with Longing focuses on representations of honor and love in the plays and poetry of William Shakespeare. The contributors to this collaborative volume reveal how Shakespeare’s representations of the longing for and pursuit of honor and love in his characters teach us about who we are, what we desire, and why. Shakespeare’s works thus vividly represent a grand pageant of souls with longing which holds sway over our political, moral, and romantic imaginations.
The works of William Shakespeare vividly represent for our admiration and study a pageant of souls with longing in whose wake we ceaselessly follow. Through some of his most memorable characters, Shakespeare illuminates the nature and character—as well as consequences—of our distinctively human passions and ambition, in particular our desire for and pursuit of both honor and love. The contributors to this collaborative volume (scholars in English Literature, Political Philosophy, and the Humanities) argue that Shakespeare has much to teach us about our longing for honor and love in particular, and thus about who we are, what we desire, and why. Through sustained reflection on the Shakespearean portraits of honor and love, which are the focus of the chapters in Souls With Longing, we become more keenly aware of our own humanity and come to know ourselves more profoundly. As the abiding popularity of his works aptly demonstrates, Shakespeare’s unforgettable portraits of souls with longing—his representations of honor and love—continue to exert undeniable sway over our political, moral, and romantic imaginations.
1 Acknowledgments
Part 2 Prologue

Chapter 3 Shakespeare's Souls with Longing

Chapter 4 1. Shakespeare's Understandings of Honor: Morally Absolute, Politically Relative

Chapter 5 2. Love, Honor, and the Dynamics of Shakespearean Drama

Chapter 6 3. The Spectrum of Love: Nature and Convention in
As You Like It

Chapter 7 4. Pagan Statesmanship and Christian Translation: Governing Love in
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Chapter 8 5. Honor and
Eros: Private Goods and Public Neglect in Shakespeare's Troy

Chapter 9 6. Friendship and Love of Honor: The Education of Henry V

Chapter 10 7. Love, Sex, and Shakespeare's Intention in
Romeo and Juliet

Chapter 11 8. Macbeth's Strange Infirmity: Shakespeare's Portrait of A Demonic Tyranny

Chapter 12 9. Beyond Love and Honor:
Eros and Will to Power in
Richard III

Chapter 13 10. Taming
The Tempest: Prospero's Love of Wisdom and the Turn from Tyranny

Chapter 14 11. A Motley to the View: Staging Tragic Honor

Part 15 Epilogue

Chapter 16 12.
The Phoenix and Turtle and the Mysteries of Love: Who Wants What, Why, and to What Effect?

Chapter 17 13. Love's Book of Honor and Shame:
Shakespeare's Sonnets and Lyric Flourishing

Part 18 Appendices

Chapter 19 A. Shakespeare's Plays: First Folio Catalogue

Chapter 20 B. Shakespeare's Works: Composition Date

Chapter 21 C. Shakespeare's Plays: Political Order

Chapter 22 D. Shakespeare's Plays: Dramatic Setting and Date